Hi! I'm Dane Carlson, and welcome to the Business Opportunities Weblog. I've been publishing this website, by myself, and sometimes with the help of others for over twelve years now. You'll notice two things about this site right away:

  • We have tons of content. In fact, since November 2011, I've published more than 26,000 posts on thousands of different business ideas and opportunities.
  • We don't sell much advertising. In late 2013, I realized that by selling advertising, what I was really selling was my readers. In 2014, I've already radically cut down on the number of ads and will hopefully keep cutting.


Small Businesses Growing Again

These small-business owners have different expansion recipes, but both have the same goal: to take their firms to the next level.

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RV Sales Up

Rcreational vehicles sales are widely considered to be a good economic indicator.


Sportsmen’s Show and Signs of Recovery

I attended the International Sportsman’s Expo in Denver Yesterday and in-between drooling over lots of cool stuff (truck campers, drift boats, $1000 fly rods) I managed to talk to some people about their outlook on business in 2011.


Grandparents’ Giving Is Gift To Economy

With that kind of spending power, even in the depths of the recession, grandparents are clearly a key force driving the economy.


Could Today’s Unemployed Be Tomorrow’s Unemployable?

This is troubling news considering most recent Labor Department data shows that unemployment rose from 9.6 percent to 9.8 percent in November.


2.75 Billion Hours Wasted Waiting For Deliveries

That’s the equivalent of 1.3 million people out of work for a year.


$1,000 For Each Jobless Worker Hired

Gene Epstein, 71, is promoting a $250,000 effort called Hire Just One, with plans to make $1,000 donations to charity in the name of businesses that hire an unemployed person and keep the worker on the payroll for at least six months.


Biz Poll: Credit Crunch

Before the credit crunch, it was easy for companies to borrow just about any amount of money anytime they wanted.


Dim Outlook for Holiday Jobs

After a disappointing back-to-school season, many retailers say they intend to barely increase their seasonal jobs from last year, when hiring was among the lowest in the 14 years tracked by the National Retail Federation.

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